Food

Baked Stuffed Manicotti

Once again we are back in the kitchen!

We are huge Italian fans.  We are in the processes of saving our coins to go to Italy next year (future blog on how we did it coming one day ).  Italian has so many simple, but flavorful dishes.  The meals are beyond filling, and you can guarantee leftovers. One of my husbands favorite thing to order at an Italian restaurant is any manicotti or cannelloni stuffed dishes.  That was my inspiration to start trying to make a few at home.

Making this dish was a complete leap of faith.  I knew our taste preference and with some liquor courage I was excited to see what I could come up with.  Below is the cheesy yummies, that had my husband giving sweet kisses when he cleaned his plate.

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Ingredients 

  • 1 box of Manicotti rolls
  • 1 pack Mozzarella (2 cups)
  • 1 pack Parmesan (2 cups)
  • 1 half container of ricotta (about 4 oz.)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto
  • 1 can of marinara

 

Let’s Get Busy

  • Boil your manicotti rolls
  • Cook your ground beef (Italian sausage works well also)
  • While your manicotti rolls are boiling, mixed your cooked ground beef, 1 cup of mozzarella, 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, two eggs, 2 tablespoons of marinara and ricotta cheese
  • Once your manicotti rolls are done boiling, run them under cold water and let cool.
  • Once cool, stuff your rolls with your ground beef mixture
  • In a long 13×9 pan cover the bottom with Marinara  sauce
  • Then place your rolls with small space in between
  • Cover your rolls with marinara and top with the rest of your cheese
  • Bake covered for 30 mins and then uncover and back for an additional 15

 

This is a perfect dishes for potlucks in the office or pre-prep dinner that the sitter can just pop in the oven.  I do not even want to think about the calorie count for this dish, but live on the wild side and run later 🙂

Tag us in your awesome creations on Instagram @jade.rikki ,Twitter @jadeandrikki and we can also see the yummy creations if you use the hashtag #jadeandrikki.  Feel free to email us, or comment below if you have questions or want us to try out one of your favorite cookie recipes.

Until Next Time,

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Date Night

Happy Anniversay

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Dear JaMarcus,

Ooooo wee baby, we made it through the first year.  Where did the time go? Can we slow it down? As always, you keep life interesting.  Our first year has been far from typical, traditional, or easy. This year was a year of bonding on new levels and perseverance. Each day and each obstacle we faced helped build a foundation for our future.

My love for you hit new depths each day. You have challenge me to grow outside of my comfort zone, explore new things, and utilize all of my abilities.  You have open my eyes so much within this year, and I’m forever grateful for that.

As we reflect on the past year, set goals for this coming year, and celebrate this milestone I have to thank you.

Thank You For….

  • The random I love yous that comes perfectly timed on my rough days.
  • The endless, redundant conversations about the future that helps me stay focus and motivated
  •  Wiping my homesick tears
  • Remembering my favorite flowers
  • Compromising to see me happy
  • Praying for me, you and us
  • Celebrating my victories
  • Learning from my failures
  • Eating Ramen Noodles with me when money was tight
  • Holding me at night
  • Calling me beautiful 
  • Being you
  • Honoring our vows
  • Proving every stereotype wrong that society has placed on black men

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All the chaos of life has been made a little easier with you by my side.  As we continue to strive for better, build a future, and tackle the obstacles life throw our way my hope is that we continue to love unconditionally, laugh during the hard times, and appreciate our growth. Excited to see how Year 2 treat us. One year down, forever to go.

 

Forever your Lady,

RaKeitta

Food

Cinnamon Walnut Sugar Cookies

And we are back in the kitchen…..

I’m on spring break (one of the few perks of being a teacher) this week and our family just left after an awesome visit.  As we were chit chatting I felt like baking but, I did not feel like running out to get ingredients. After searching through the pantry, I had all the ingredients for sugar cookies but wanted to jazz them up a little.  That’s where the cinnamon and the walnuts came in.  If you haven’t noticed yet, I love anything with cinnamon.

My husband loves to eat and he is my personal food critic. So, when I told him what I was going to attempt to make he was all for it! I envy him because he doesn’t gain a pound but me on the other hand…….

As always, I had some music going, a full glass of wine, and creativity flowing.  Below you will find the key to all the yummies we are enjoying today. Nothing about this cookie is healthy, but everyone needs some type of guilty pleasure to enjoy after a salad 🙂

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Ingredients 

Serving Size–12 medium size cookies

3/4 cups of butter softened

1 cup of granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 teaspoons of vanilla (I like to add a little extra)

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1 cup of walnuts (we prefer extra nuts)

1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoons of salt

2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder

2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

Frosting Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups of powdered sugar

1 stick of softened butter

3/4 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

A splash of milk

 

Let’s Get Busy

  • In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar
  • Now,mix in your eggs one at a time
  • Next, add your vanilla and cinnamon
  • In the same bowl add the baking powder, flour, and salt (mix long enough to remove all or most of the lumps
  • Add walnuts and fold over until all your walnuts are covered
  • Cover and let it your dough chill for 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line your baking sheet
  • Roll cookies into balls (small to medium balls)
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes (I like to bake mine for 9 mins turn the oven off and let them sit in there for an additional 2 mins)
  • They should be a nice golden brown on the bottom

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  • While your cookies are cooling you are going to prepare your frosting.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and butter until it’s creamy.
  • Now add it’s time for the vanilla and cinnamon
  • Add your milk one small splash at a time until you reached your desired consistency (we do not like a thick icing for our cookies)
  • Once the cookies have completely cooled, apply your icing
  • Last but not least, ENJOY!!!!

 

Tag us in your awesome creations on Instagram @jade.rikki ,Twitter @jadeandrikki and we can also see the yummy creations if you use the hashtag #jadeandrikki.  Feel free to email us, or comment below if you have questions or want us to try out one of your favorite cookie recipes.

Until Next Time,

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Date Night

Mountains Trip

Well, the say there is a first time for everything right? I am a born and raised true California girl and I  take pride in it. I was fortunate to come from a family who believes in spending money on the amazing world God has created. My dear mother is a retired Navy Reservist and she raised me to believe that “the sky is the limit”.

Growing up, our frequent trips to Disneyland, Six Flags, the Wild Animal Park ( San Diego Zoo ), had my 11th birthday in the “Circus Circus” hotel, and many places and states I traveled for Club Volleyball, the list is endless and I appreciate her inspiring and
showing me a world of adventure. My boyfriend and I have made it a point to include that goal or as they say it “#Relationshipgoal.” It’s the hobby that keeps our spark alive.

The beginning of the year, we decided to go to the mountains as a first for both of us. We typically decide on places in a big city or a resort to travel and get our “passport stamps”, but we decided to take a leap of faith and travel to the mountains.  Both of us are truly “suburban raised”, and no absolutely nothing about camping, hunting, fishing, and well you get the picture.

We did what we do best and “Google” our way through planning. Tripadvisor, Groupon, looked up the cabins in its entirety (believe me, long nights going through all the cabin pictures can get annoying), researched activity and weather history and restaurants
near by.  We started out with the two of us, and ended being six good friends last minute.

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Cabin Details

The website we booked for the cabin was CarolinaVacationCabins.com and they were a pleasure to work with.  They sent out information regarding the Cabin, places to eat, and activities they offered in the winter time.  Being that it was COLD, and we hate the COLD (that’s why we live at the beach), we knew we were just going to be in the house. We book a month in advance and upon arrival, it was as easy as ONE-TWO-THREE.

Once the weekend came, we all traveled together to what it was called, Bryson City, NC. We picked up our keys and received directions to the house.  Well, let me tell you about the journey to get to the house.  It was dark, steep hills, and serious curve dirt road that I never thought existed. I guess I naively thought it would be a straight road up the hill to the house, HA….boy, were we in for a rude awakening.  Luckily, we did have one mountain girl who grew up in a town close by and was used to the narrow cliff roads, that if you sneezed you would fall off the road.

After holding our breath to get to the house, the breathtaking views of our house and our surroundings took the cake! The pictures did it NO JUSTICE! From the bedrooms, to the major kitchen, HOT TUB ( yes hot tub outside ) and outdoor deck with flat screen tv, we were in heaven! We also had a card table, wet bar, and 3 bedrooms. We dropped our bags and began our journey back down to town for  food and drinks for the weekend.

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Weekend Must Haves 

The closest town was “Cherokee, NC”, and it happened to be on a reservation (how could you guess? The name definitely gave it away right!?!). We we went to the local Food Lion and picked up breakfast food, everyone had their own favorite snacks and dinner for Saturday night, STEAKS!!! After walking Food Lion 3 times we finally came to the conclusion there wasn’t an aisle for BEER! We were mortified, probably the worst sight to see. According to the store clerk, they don’t serve alcohol on the reservation! Can you say panic mode? HAHA, so we had to drive a little out of town for the closet gas station/ ABC store.  I must say, it was pretty cool knowing we were on the reservation and the powerful history to say the least, we can check that off the bucket list!

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After all the commotion is over with, we have finally arrived, settled in, and began to PARTAYYY!!!! We relaxed, laughed, played, and just treasure the moment. It was just what we needed.

The bedrooms were beautiful; it was FREEZING like hell, but relaxing and comfortable. Something new and different.  Each night, we did something different. Shots of course, drinking games, card games, football games were on as well.  Each couple cooked a meal, we did breakfast (I mean who can go wrong with that easy meal), one couple grilled steaks and another couple made Queso for a mid-day snack.  During the days, we hung out with each other, one couple went down to the river and explored the area a bit, my boyfriend and I are sports fans, so we watch the games and napped downstairs while the other couples hung out on the balcony and played pool.

I really and truly enjoyed myself and the company with us! Everyone got along being that it was the first time some met each other and it was all positive vibes. This city girl loveeeeeeeddddd the mountains and can’t wait to go back soon!

 

Until Next Time,

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Ladies and Gentleman....

My First Year of Marriage

Whew, we are coming up on a year of marriage on April 3rd.  To say I am beyond excited is an understatement. But, for me with any milestone comes reflection.  Our first year of marriage has been far from traditional.  We “jumped the broom” in April, my husband graduated with his Masters in May, we moved a few states away in November, and started new jobs in December. We moved from the South to the North so we had to trade in our cozy two bedroom, two and a half bath town home for a one bedroom one bath high rise apartment.

With all that change, to say we’ve bond on new levels is an understatement.  Along with the pressure of the changes came our first little arguments, make ups, exploration of a new city and the development of new norms.  So what have I learned my first year of marriage?

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Prayer

We both grew up in God fearing households.  I must admit we went through the “no church” phase.  Our faith was there but we did a terrible job at attending service like we should. We did not pray regularly and now looking back you could tell.  If you grew up in a religious family you would understand when I say, we got the “feeling” one day that we needed to go. Finally, we found a local church that we like attending at we were able to grow spiritually together. It was probably the area in our relationship that need the most improvement.

The day we learned how to sincerely pray for each other is the day we became stronger as a couple. I pray for my husbands safety, patience, and growth. We learned to thank God for the things we have and the path he is laying out for us.  Our bond grew strong, our love reach new depths, and blessings started flowing.

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Compromise

We moved when my husband landed his dream.  I’m a southern girl, always have been always will be.  Moving me to the city was a compromise within itself.  Along with moving out my comforter zone, the downsizing to an apartment was a compromise.  I could not be the wife who told her husband no to his dream job. I had to compromise on where I wanted to live, start a family, and develop my career. To see him happy made it all worth it.

Empathy

My husband lost his dad in 2012.  It was one of the toughest times for him.  Along with losing a parent, he had just graduated from college, started grad school, and we had just moved in together (whew, we all know how that goes).  So, fast forward 3 years when it is time to getting married, then he landed a job in a field they were both so passionate.  I miss my father in law for him.  I wish he could see the growth he has made, the man he has become and the future he is building.  Finally at the age of 26, I’ve learned the true definition of empathy

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Goal Setting

Have a plan or an outline of your long term goals and short term goals.  We all know that life does not always go as planned but reminding yourself of the goals y’all have set, gives you something to work towards together.  Saving for vacation, a home, the pay off student loans are all great examples.  We are currently working towards the purchase of our first home and besides, what is life without goals?

Family & Friends

Our family has been an amazing support system.  From checking on us, care packages, and keeping  us encourage.  We both come from very close families and they are the driving force behind our days where we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Although  you are married and building a family of your own don’t forget about the foundation that taught you the definition of family.  We were both blessed to come from two-parent households, this has allow us to mimic a lot of what we seen growing up.

My husband best friend and his fiance (Terrance and Melissa) has the same morals and values of a marriage that we have. This is heaven sent for a young couple trying defeat the odds. When frustrations hit and arguments go unsettled it’s nice to ping pong off of them.  They have also moved from the North to the South so their experiences has help us transition and get acclimated to the area.

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It’s great to have them but every girls needs a best friend. My life without Jade would not be the same. She is “my person”.  When I am right or wrong, even if it’s good or bad I can always count on her to be 100% honest with me and by my side every step of the way. That’s extremely important . We don’t get to see each other often (2-3 times per year)  but it doesn’t matter because we talk everyday via text messages, phone calls, Snap Chat, etc. Beyond grateful to have her!

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Our anniversary plans has been booked, my parents are on their way up with the cake (and I thoughtfully picked red velvet for as our top layer)  and the hunt for the perfect gift is still ongoing.  The journey of marriage is unpredictable. Society claims that the first year of marriage is the hardest, but I have to disagree.  Regardless of all the changes, we still came out on top against Year 1 so maybe Year 2 might give us a run for our money. I’ve fully accepted the challenges that comes with it but more importantly, I look forward to the memories we will make.  I am blessed to have married my partner in crime, best friend and some pretty nice eye candy 🙂

Until Next Time,

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Crafts

Jack Daniel’s Soap Dispenser

So today, I felt the need to get my Pinterest status on and complete a DIY craft project.  Something simple while my sweetie wasn’t home. I have to be honest, I am still and will FOREVER be a CALI Girl! So with that being said we have no clue how to do anything without directions. With directions…I’m a beast!!

I stumbled across a Jack Daniel’s Soap Dispenser that looked pretty cool, not too feminine and not too masculine. Plus, I had plenty of Jack Daniel bottles lying around (not really lol)!

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Supplies

  • One regular bottle of Jack Daniel’s Honey

Fun Fact: Try mixing it with Ginger Ale & it will change your life

Disclaimer: Ages 21+ please, and no drinking and driving!  (I’m still an officer LOL)

  • Regular Soap Dispenser

You can buy them anywhere, I picked one up  Target because they were on sale. Most regular soap dispenser will fit your Jack Daniels bottle. Just choose the color and look you want.

  • A Dollar Tree empty Spray Bottle

The inside of the cord will be too short for the bottle, the cheapest thing to do is buy the bottle and just use the cord.  All of them are interchangeable but, once you buy the soap dispenser, you will understand why a longer cord is needed

  • Your Favorite Liquid Hand Soap
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • After you purchased the soap dispenser and cheap empty bottle, unscrew the tops of each bottle set it aside.
  • Next, make sure to clean your Jack Daniel’s bottle out with soap and water, don’t want you to waste the last drop of “goodness”!
  • The cord that it is attached to the new soap dispenser will be too short. Pull down on the cord to remove it (its very easy to take out).
  • Now, switch the cords. The cord from the cheap spray bottle should be on your Jack Daniels dispenser now
  • It is likely the cord “should” be extremely way too long to use in your bottle like it is. Cut it accordingly to your liking. It may take a few measurements and few cuts at a time to get it right!
  •  Add your favorite liquid hand soap.  I just used a generic dollar tree soap to start with.  Remember, whenever it needs a refill  you can always pick a different soap.
  • Screw the top on and VOOOOOILLLLAAAAAA! Magic! (in my best rapper voice). It cannot get anymore simpler than that!!!!!!

FYI: You can decorate it up, put rhinestones on it, bows, and string, anything you want. I kept it classic for now, but who knows what will happen in the future with it!!

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Send me more simple DIY crafts!! We are on Pinterest @jadeandrikki.  Send me pins so I can try them out. As always, tags us in your creations on Instagram @jade.rikki or #jadeandrikki on any social platform.

 

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Product Reviews

Smashbox & Benefit Cosmetics Review

The struggle to find a good foundation is ongoing for me, and living on a teacher salary does not allow for a lot of “extra” spending money.  But, we all know every girl has a secret obsession with Ulta, Sephora, and Mac.

After dinner one night, I told my husband I wanted to “pop” into this nice little tucked away Ulta.  As soon as  I walked in, the sassy most highly qualified guy came over to see if we needed help.  Of course, we all know how it is when you ask one question.  This man could sale a nun a condom.

I ended up leaving with the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water, Benefits Porefessional, and a “free” Benefit Porefessional License To Blog Stick.  My thoughts you ask?

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Smashbox BB Water (light to medium)

Love it! Hands down on a scale of 1-10 it’s a 10.  Why? It’s light weight, little to no transfer, and provides great coverage.  Personally, my day to day makeup has to provide all of those components because of my profession.  If you are striving for natural this is the way to go! I must say, on a date night or special event I would reach for another foundation to intensify my look. But, Monday-Friday in the office, aligns perfect with what this foundation has to offer.

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Benefits Professional Pore Minimizer

Hmmmm….I’m still debating on my love for this product.  It’s true to it’s advertisement to reduced the size and appearance of pores, but I have oily skin and this product to me is very oily. I do not use it everyday, now I find myself using it once a week (Monday’s). I would definitely recommend this product if you are having enlarge pore issues like myself.

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Benefits License to Blot

This is heaven on a stick if you are a fellow oily girl like me.  About mid way through my day when I feel myself getting oily, I bloat a few times in my oily spots and I’m good to go.  I’ve also noticed that the amount of oil produced has been minimized now that I’m using the BB Water as my everyday foundation.

Overall, I’m loving my new everyday makeup staples.  I’m on the hunt for a new concealer.  So, leave a comment below and let me know your favorite concealer.

Until Next Time,

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Food

Spinach Meatball Pizza

The joys of struggling to decide on dinner ever Friday night haunts me!  Clearly no one wants to cook a five star meal, and picking a restaurant is too demanding after a long week of work.  So for convenience we do homemade pizza night about once a month (twice if we’ve been hit by the pizza fever).

I hit the jackpot with my husband.  He can cook, although he allows me to do most of the cooking, certain meals are deemed “his”. This week instead of exploring a local Happy Hour, we opted for a relaxing pajama required dinner.

Prince Charming got to cooking while I was able to kick back with a glass of wine and unwind with the 2000’s R&B Pandora station playing.  As he calls it, the Spinach Meatball masterpiece was our poison for the night. It came out beyond amazing, and it was our first time using this particular combination of ingredients.

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Ingredients 

Serving Size–2 pizzas

1/2 bag of spinach

1 can of Barilla Roasted Garlic Sauce or Tomato & Basil

6 Turkey Meatballs

2 Pillsbury Thin Crust pizza crust

1/3 cup of flour

2 tablespoons of pesto (per pizza)–there no such thing as too much pesto

1/4 Cup of Smoked Gouda

1/2 of Pizza Blend Cheese (combination pack at your local grocery store or Italian will do)

 

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Let’s Get Busy

  • First preheat your oven to 425
  • Chop your spinach
  • Next, flour your stone pizza pan lightly (we sprinkle just enough to cover the main spots so it wont stick! See the picture below)
  • Next, open  your dough and roll it out to your desired preference
  • Now, spoon out your desired amount of sauce (we put it in a bowl and add pesto, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and olive oil to it)
  • Cover the rolled out dough with the sauce
  • Add your toppings (cheese, spinach, meat, more cheese)
  • Now, to the oven it goes (cook time 8-12 minutes, we like it a nice golden brown which is a 10 minute cook time)
  • Last but not least, ENJOY!!!!!

Tag us in your awesome creations on Instagram @jade.rikki ,Twitter @jadeandrikki and we can also see the yummy creations if you use the hashtag #jadeandrikki.  Feel free to email us, or comment below if you have questions or want us to try out one of your pizza recipes.

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Date Night · Food

Myrtle Beach Happy Hour Find

Happy Tuesday Readers !!!

Another week has come and gone, I swear the older I get the faster the days go by. Why can’t time just stop moving soooooooooooo fast. If you haven’t guessed, I’ve chosen the career choice of being in law enforcement and I absolutely love it!!! There is a lot of bad press recently regarding police officers but there are tremendous amount of positives that does not get the “social media” reward of validation and that’s okay. Trust me, not one police officer I know does it for “praise and thank you’s”. That being said, I am extremely busy during the week. We have slow moments but generally it’s a non stop and unpredictable day. But I promise to do better with my posts!!!!!

Now on to Happy Hour goodies. Who does not love a good happy hour?? I mean a really GOOOD happy hour. The bells and whistles with the whole cha-bang!

On Saturdays, if my sweetie and I are both home together, our ritual is happy hour. Cheap drinks and even cheaper food, it’s a chance for me to put on make up and get cute (let’s be honest, how cute would you want to be with boots, bullet proof vest and hair pinned up? yuck lol!) So I yearn for the chance to let my hair down for him. We moved to the Myrtle Beach area a few years ago and it seems that we’ve exhausted almost all restaurants options.

One of our favorite Happy Hour option is “Burro Loco”.Their Happy Hour is everyday from 4pm-7pm and  they have the cheapest prices in town.  During the week, is the best time to go. They have music blasting, karaoke and the crowd they attract makes for a fun atmosphere. It’s perfect for all ages, singles, couples, and families. Surprisingly, Saturday is the slowest day  (and we like to take that advantage lol.)

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Drinks

Prices range from

  • $3.50  Margaritas
  •  $2.95 House Liquor
  • $2.50 Drafts
  • $8.50 Pitchers
  • $3.95 Beergaritas
  • $14.95 Frozen Ritas Pitchers

My boyfriend, is still on his heath kick, so he gets the house liquor with a juice or tonic for less sugar intake.

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Food

We always get the wings. Surprisingly, the wings 3 years ago used to be FREE! Yes, FREE. They were running a special that offered free 10 pieces of wings when you ate at the bar.

  • $3–10 piece wings
  • $1–tacos
  • $4 Pizza
  • Free–Chips and Salsa

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Weekly Happenings

  • CINCO de MONDAY
    2 for $5 Margaritas
  • TEQUILA TUESDAY
    60oz. Crazy Cactus Fishbowl Special
  • WEDNESDAY
    Industry Night
    | Bring All Your Amigos &
    Compete for $100 (10 ppl min.). From 8pm
  • Whisk(e)y | $3.95 Fireball & $2.95 Jack Daniel’s Fire
  • THURSDAY/FRIDAY
    Live Music Starting at 4pm
  • FRIDAY
    Free Ride Friday
    , Beginning at 4pm | Monarch 544
    Game Night
    | Dueling Party Games,
    Including Guitar Hero. 7-10pm
  • SATURDAY/SUNDAY
    Rehab Brunch
    | $1 Bloody Maria
    With Entree Purchase

Spending $20 on a simple Happy Hour meal….is what I consider a happy boyfriend who is footing the bill and a happy girl who is full. It also makes a good day date option. During the week, it’s dinner/shower/sleep/repeat, so it’s refreshing to get out.

Until next time….if your ever in Myrtle Beach, SC area…..check it out!!!!

Jaddddeeeeeeeee ♡

Food

Vanilla Cinnamon Pancakes

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And we are back in the kitchen….mixing up Sunday morning pancakes.  Growing up, on the weekends my Dad would cook pancakes for the family.  As we completed our chorus, he could mix up such a simple, buttery pancake that would put us all to sleep afterwards.

Now that I’m older, I find myself reverting back to childhood traditions. Some traditions I keep the same, and some I find myself adding a little tweak here and there.  I have a love for anything that requires extra vanilla or cinnamon.  So, why not add it to pancakes?

Below is my version of a vanilla cinnamon pancake.  This recipe makes about 8-10 pancakes.  It also works well if you add a cup of pecans or blueberries.

Perfect for National Pancake Day coming on March 8, 2016!!!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/12 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups of milk
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of slightly melted butter

Let’s Get Busy….

  1. Combine dry ingredients first (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt)
  2. Whisk ingredients well
  3. Combine wet ingredients (milk, vanilla, cinnamon, slightly melted, and egg)
  4. Now, combine your wet ingredients with your dry (I normally do it in 3rds)
  5. Whisk until the ingredients are combined evenly
  6. Be careful not to over beat the ingredients, your pancakes will not be fluffy if this happens! Trust me, I’ve done it a few times.  It’s ok to have lumps 🙂 
  7. I normally use an electric skillet (275 degrees) , because it cooks more than one pancake at a time.
  8. Butter the skillet lightly
  9. I use a half of ladle per pancake
  10. Allow 3-4 mins of cook time per side

 

Mark your calendars, National Pancake Day is March 8, 2016. Tag us in your awesome creations on Instagram @jade.rikki ,Twitter @jadeandrikki and we also see the yummy creations if you use the hashtag #jadeandrikki.  Feel free to email us, or comment below if you have questions or want us to try out one of your pancake recipes.

Until Next Time,

Rikki